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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Sketch Saturday #310

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
the oh so lovely
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

I made this week's card for my Mum who was rushed into hospital by ambulance on Monday with Pneumonia and cardiac complications.   My Mum always suffers with her chest if she gets a cold but she didn't have one and in fact, aside from feeling a little more tired than usual, she had no symptoms at all until she woke up on Monday morning struggling to breathe with a heart rate in the high 140s!    If you are of the praying persuasion - a prayer for my Mum's full and speedy recovery would be very much appreciated.
I used this lovely Lavinia stamp.  It came free with a papercrafting magazine which best matey, Julie, bought  for me when she came to play last weekend.   My papers are Basic Grey, the fun sentiment is Stampin Up (and it made my Mum laugh which was the intention) and the toadstools are Cottage Cutz I think and I've just realised that I mounted them incorrectly.  I should have put the base over the top and not the other way around.
Here is Alex's lovely sketch which I appear to have followed very much more closely than I usually do!
Do visit my fellow Saturdays' blogs and leave them some love then scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
L is for Lots of Layers at ABC and My Mum's Craft Shop also want Lots of Layers;
Whimsy want to see 2 or more dies and Simon Says be die crazy;
Cute Card Thursday want to see hand made embellishments; and
Anything Goes at Stamping Sensations.


Julie said...

Wow, Lesley, I love what you have done here! Great use of the fairy stamp and beautiful colours and papers too! Also, what a great idea to use half of the label die and upend it with the SU sentiment! Might have to borrow that idea! Hope you're mum is on the mend and still laughingxxx Much love, Juliexx

Donna Mosley said...

Very beautiful card Lesley, love the fab image.

Donna x

Sally H said...

A really wonderful card, Lesley! looks like your free stamp stamps a lot better than mine. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

brenda said...

A stunning card Lesley, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and challenges-.

B x

Lynne K said...

This is just beautiful, Lesley! I love fairies, and Lavinia stamps, so it ticks all the boxes for me.

I hope your mum makes a full and speedy recovery. I'm sure your gorgeous card cheered her up no end. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


debby4000 said...

Wishing your Mum a speedy recovery, my Mum had similar probs in December and she is fine now. Huge hugs to you.
Fabulous card too.

Heather said...

Hi Lesley, I still have a Email in my box waiting to reply!! I'm moving back to the UK in a couple of weeks - perhaps live will settle down!!!
Your card is gorgeous, I love the BG papers and beautiful image - a wonderful colour......fabulous details and pretty pearls!!!
I'm sending lots of love and prayers to your Mum!!!

hugs Heather xx
..and thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

coops said...

oh wow so stunning lesley.fabulous image and i love your rich colours.

xx coops xx

Debra Miller said...

Pretty card Lesley. Love the added pixie dust. Praying your mum is feeling better and does have a speedy recovery! Hugs, Deb

NGCARDS said...

This is a wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at MMCS! xxx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Lesley, such an elegant image and so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Deepti said...

gorgeous beauty !!

Patty Sue 2 said...

I love your fairy card. Beautiful layout! Love the colors you chose! Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! Good luck and I hope you will join us again with your lovely work!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Hope you mother gets well soon.

Julie Gleeson said...

A great layered card! I love the image and design! Thank you for sharing at ABC Challenge! Hugs Julie DT x

lis-m said...

Fabulous card, thanks for sharing with us @ My Mum's Craft shop this month in our "Lots of layers" challenge .Good luck!!

lalkygirl said...

Hi Lesley ...thanks for stopping by ...I have just returned the visit I think this card for your mum is beautiful...I bet she will love it...
Alls well with me and mine. Thanks for asking
I hope your mum makes a speedy recovery bless her
Tracey x